These pictures absolutely astound me.  What Life used to do for celebs, National Geographic does for nature.  I can’t even fathom how they got most of these shots.  Celeb photos can be artistic and beautiful and riveting but they are still just people; even if they are difficult people, they can be directed and posed.  And they don’t often actually attack the photographers, Sean Penn aside.  The monkey reaching into a cloud of flies and the turtle looking like he is swimming the butterfly stroke are my favorites.  Which ones do you like best?